The Court has been monitoring the Government’s announcements and advice concerning COVID-19 and its management, to ensure that arrangements are in place to mitigate any adverse impacts on our people and operations.

The Court is following the advice of the Commonwealth to focus on the minimisation of the spread of the virus in the community.

All people arriving in Australia from overseas are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

  • Australian citizens and permanent residents and their immediate family members need to stay at home for 14 days.
  • Foreign nationals must self-quarantine in a home or hotel for 14 days after entering Australia.
  • Restrictions apply to foreign travellers from mainland ChinaIranRepublic of Korea and Italy.

If you develop any symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, tiredness or shortness of breath) you should see a doctor for urgent assessment.

If the above applies and you have a matter before the Court or need to visit a court registry, please phone the National Enquiry Centre on 1300 352 000.

Information for practitioners

If practitioners are involved in current proceedings before the Court that are impacted by COVID-19, they are encouraged to direct enquiries for assistance, such as necessary adjournments, variation to timetables or preparation for hearings, to the following Court representative:

Michael Raine 
Legal Assistant (Paralegal) 
Phone: (08) 8219 1641 
Email:  michael.raine@familycourt.gov.au